Raynors HCA 2017-06
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/1/2017

A pair of photographs withdrawn from a scrapbook, still nestled in the scrapbook holder pages, each 6-1/4” x 4-1/2” with ID on scrap book pages. To include," Skagway 1898, * Rounding up the Soapy Smith Gang” with a large group of men in front of wood buildings. The foreground is out of focus, dark image. The image has the text in the negative. This is a well known image. An example is held by Museum and History, Seattle. .... Plus, ... a second image titled on the album paper, “Gang of Soapy Smith: Skagway 1898,” showing 19 men aligned outside in front of a building. This is possibly mis-identified as no ther example is known. Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (1860-1898) was a con artist, saloon and gambling house proprietor, gangster, and crime boss of the 19th-century Old West. Although he traveled and operated his confidence swindles all across the western United States, he is most famous for having a major hand in the organized criminal operations of Denver and Creede, Colorado, and Skagway, Alaska, from 1879 to 1898. When he settled in the towns of Creede and Skagway, opening businesses with the primary goal of gently robbing his customers, while making a name for himself. He died in spectacular fashion in the shootout on Juneau Wharf in Skagway.
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The  Con Man Soapy Smith Was Killed The Preceeding Day

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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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